So, you need a way to practice self care in the mornings?
If you’re like me you KNOW that starting your morning with a healthy self care routine is really good for you. Yes?
Well, I’m writing this post today so you and I can actually start making this morning self care ritual come true!
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First things first, for your Self Care Morning Routine:
YOU MUST WAKE UP EARLIER! Yes, this is obvious.
Seriously though, you need to make this happen if you want to start your day off on the right foot and begin this positive, new morning routine.
Here’s what I recommend…
Get out of your bed 1 hour earlier in the morning.
Yes, it’s that simple (or hard depending on your situation). Here are some tricks that help me wake up in the morning:
- Set your alarm clock early.
- Don’t press snooze – or do press snooze once if that’s what you need, but then get up!
- Don’t stay up too late. You still want to aim for your 7 – 9 hours of sleep.
- If you wake up in the early morning, open your blinds so the sun can help you rise.
- Also, check out this super easy tip to get out of bed in the morning.
–Whatever you do, I promise it WILL become a habit and your body will eventually be happy to get up earlier. I promise!Need some ideas for your morning self care routine? Here are a few things you can try... #selfcare #selflove #morningroutine Click To Tweet
Now that you’re starting a new morning self care schedule I want to ask:
- What makes you feel good?
- What do you consider a healthy treat?
- How would you spend an extra 30 to 60 mins of your day if you had time?
This will help you decide how to spend the first part of your day.
Morning Self Care Ideas to Start Your Day:
Tip! If you are bad at focusing on one thing at a time, set the timer and time block your morning self care.
1. Spend the first 30 minutes of your day with NO media
I’m talking no TV, radio, social media… nothing!
When was the last time you did this? If you have zero media during the first 30 minutes of your day, the question is; who would you fill your time?
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2. Take a walk around the block
If you have a dog you are used to this, but if not try walking. It’s a great way to wake up naturally and enjoy listening to the world waking up.
Depending on where you live you can walk to a cafe for your morning brew, or simply just walk, stretch and contemplate.
Whether you actively journal or not, first thing in the morning is the perfect time to dedicate to this.
I like to write all of my thoughts down – good, bad and everything in between. This is a great way to get something concerning off your chest and an even better way to just let go of any upsetting feelings.
By writing positive, grateful feelings in your journal it will give you a chance to really practice gratitude for the good things you have in your life.
Here are my favourite gratitude journals:
4. Put the kettle (or coffee pot) on & make it a ritual
I know most of us do this every single day, but let me ask you this…
When was the last time you actually drank your chosen cup of goodness while it was still hot?!
During your alone morning time, you can make your brewing up an enjoyable process. Enjoy every sip. Sit down and drink your tea or coffee in peace or while you do a little gratitude journaling or reading. Drink your hot cup outside if you can while you hear the birds waking up 🙂Check out these 7 ways you can show yourself some love in the morning 🙂 #selfcare #selflove #morningroutine Click To Tweet
5. Read from a Book that Inspires You
I think the best type of book to read first thing in the morning is something that inspires you; something that sets the stage for the day you want to have. This is the kind of self care that helps your soul.
6. Tune into your spirituality
For some that will be reading from the bible. For others, it could be meditating or simply, practising yoga or simply spending some time on positive affirmations.
Dedicating time in your morning self care routine to practice being spiritual is the key for many of us to set the stage for the kind of day we want.
7. Activate Your Scent
So many of us tie certain scents to happy thoughts and memories.
Take a moment to think about what scents give you happy feelings. Make a list of this + other scents that you love.
For example, here are mine:
- The smell of freshly cut grass
- Mud in the spring
- Fresh flowers
So for me, going for a walk in the morning is ideal, so I can find these lovely smells.
Think about how you can bring your favourite scents into your morning routine.
Let’s recap your self care morning routine:
- No media for the first 30 minutes of your day
- Take a walk
- Start journaling
- Brew up and make it a ritual
- Read something that inspires you
- Get spiritual
- Add some happy scents to your morning
These are the few ways I love to start my day. As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, I will be doing this morning self care challenge and I’d love you to join along.
Leave a note in the comments section below if you want to join me and connect with me in my Facebook group so I can see how this is going for you 🙂
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